Jjajang myeon (again!)

Like I said in my previous post, we ate Koreanized Chinese food for lunch today. I planned to do a Coffee Prince-inspired tour for my friends today. I thought of bringing them to the Chinese restaurant where Yoon Eun Hye and Gong Yoo’s characters ate “tang-su-yuk” or sweet and sour pork. The place is called “San-dong-su-gyo-dae-wang” or “Chinese Dumpling King.” It is located on a street more popularly known as “Yeonhee-dong mat gil” or “Yeonhee-dong’s Street of Flavors”, for the many restaurants located in the area.

We reached the place at 3:15PM and found it closed! They are close from 3-5 PM on weekdays. We were a bit disappointed but not totally disheartened 🙂 We just took pictures outside and moved on. I have a not-so-nice picture of the exterior. I was carrying my son and trying to avoid the traffic.

We walked some more and found another Chinese restaurant. It’s called “Jin Bo” and has a very nice interior. I was “famished” that I didn’t bother to take pictures inside! We ordered four “sam seon jjajang myeon” (5,000 won each) and “tang-su-yuk” or sweet&sour pork (small for 14,000 won). They didn’t offer water but a fragrant jasmine tea. After lunch (a late one!), we took the taxi to the 1st Shop of Coffee Prince. Hmm, I might need Fentraphen later with all that food!I’ll blog about this later… we have a three-day weekend and we’re going camping!

10 comments

  1. You sound like a great tourist guide! If I ever go to Korea, I will be sure to ask you to show me around? Do you charge your friends? You would make a lot of money! =P

  2. She is! and silver jegs too 🙂 Coffee at Coffee Prince is a bit expensive though. But it is worth it. It felt so surreal, having iced cafe mocha in a shop I saw on a Kdrama.

  3. @ Beena, it’s funny when I see other people wanting to live elsewhere… don’t get me wrong, I respect your reasons for wanting to live elsewhere. But just the other day I was watching the Arirang Channel and they had this documentary about the Philippines and about foreigners migrating to the Philippines and raving about how their lifestyle and family life improved.

  4. @gidget >> not to worry… i’ll be your personal guide when you come here 😉

    @AzureWolf >> hey! i would love to meet you… and no, i don’t charge… i just love to show people around

    @sayjeez >> honga, i thought of calling you kaso wala namang phone 🙂

    @orchid >> you bet!

    @Beena >> it’s nice to experience different cultures…

  5. hi Betchay, I’m going back to Korea again on June 12-15 but this time with my husband, siblings and their spouses. Last December 2009, I was able to visit the Coffee Prince shop and other filming locations thanks to your informative posts. As in nagpaka-fangurl ang lola mo hehehe. i blogged about it here: http://blogeraako.wordpress.com/2010/01/16/a-fangurl-in-korea/

    but 1 thing i wasn’t able to do is to eat jjajang myeon and hingi ulet ako ng instructions on where to go. also, we didn’t get to visit nami island & the fullhouse location because of the snow. nilamig na ang mga kasama ko kaya sa mga malalapit na lang kami naglibot. kaya eto, babalik na naman ako sa Korea.

    i’ll email you again soon. thanks again for the tips
    .-= Liezl/Lot´s last blog ..Go Red Team! =-.

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